Newcastle-linked Andre Ayew has reportedly been a Magpies target since 2013
Newcastle-linked Andre Ayew has reportedly been a Magpies target since 2013
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Newcastle-linked Andre Ayew has reportedly been a Magpies target since 2013

According to Ghanasoccernet, Andre Ayew is a target for Newcastle United this summer.

The forward is a free agent after being released by Swansea City.

Ayew narrowly missed out on promotion with the Swans this season, losing in the playoff final to Brentford.

Now the 31-year-old is without a club, but could have a route back to the Premier League with Newcastle.

Ayew hasn’t played in the English top flight since 2018, when he suffered relegation with Swansea during his second spell with the club.

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After a loan spell with Fenerbahce, Ayew has spent the last two seasons in the Championship, and has arguably been Swansea’s best player.

In 2019/20 he scored 15 league goals, while he found the net 16 times in the most recent campaign.

Despite a strong couple of seasons in front of goal, some Newcastle fans aren’t enthused about the prospect of Ayew arriving on a free.

But this isn’t the first time the Ghanaian has been linked with a move to St James’ Park – far from it in fact.

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Newcastle have reportedly been trying to sign Andre Ayew for eight years

Newcastle’s interest in Ayew dates back as far as 2013.

Back in the day, the Magpies did a lot of their shopping in Ligue 1. 2013 was no different, with Newcastle reportedly targeting Ayew after failing to sign Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Alan Pardew’s side hoped to complete an £8.5million deal for the forward, who was at Marseille at the time.

Of course, a deal failed to materialise.

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But in November 2014, Ayew was linked again. Then months later, reports in France claimed that Newcastle had even offered him a four-year deal to move to St James’ Park.

But with his contract winding down, it was Swansea who secured his signature in the summer of 2015 on a free.

However, Newcastle’s interest refused to go away.

Fast forward to 2018, and Ayew was once again a target. He was linked with a loan move following relegation with Swansea, but headed to Turkey instead.

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Now it’s 2021, and Ayew continues to be linked with a move to St James’ Park. Will this deal ever happen?

People talk about the Newcastle takeover saga going on forever, but that’s nothing compared to this.